Raccoon coats were a fad in the United States during the 1920s, particularly with (male) college students in the mid- and later years of the decade. They are full-length fur coats. They became popular due to the stories of Davy Crockett and popular artist James Van Der Zee. George Olsen and His Music released a recording highlighting the fad in 1928, titled "Doin' the Raccoon," with the lyrics:
- "From every college campus comes the cheer: oy-yoy!
- The season for the raccoon coat is here, my boy!
- Rough guys, tough guys, men of dignity,
- Join the raccoon coat fraternity, soon,
- To do the raccoon!"
A few months after Olsen's recording hit the air, the November 16, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post featured an Alan Foster illustration of several college men wearing raccoon coats. The raccoon coat (many times accompanied with a straw boater, wingtip spectator oxfords, and either a saxophone or a ukelele) has been referenced numerous times in movies and television, both as a symbol of the jazz age and as a cliche motif of collegiate enthusiasm.
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Los Angeles Times
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:31:22 -0800
Prices range from a $1 handkerchief to a $450 raccoon coat. Soileau walked over to a rack of 1960s-era dresses and pulled out a $95, two-piece silver cocktail dress with braided trim. The piece is similar to one she recently sold to "Mad Men," a ...
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